Popular destinations from a different perspective

Personally, I have visited hundreds of travel-related accounts on many social media platforms and websites. Although I love pictures from adventurous journeys and tours, at some point, I could not distinguish whether I’ve seen a particular shot or not yet. The pictures often introduce an icon of a given location. I don’t know how many shots of Big Ben, Eiffel Tower, Machu Picchu or Chichen Itza I’ve seen so far. That’s why we want to present you popular destinations from a different perspective. 

Although there is nothing wrong with posting such pictures, an inspiration for this article was a thought that it would be nice to present some destination from a different point of view. Someone may think that there is nothing spectacular in the random side street of a popular city but, well, I believe that a bit of magic can be found in many hidden corners. This time, the article will not be limited to South America only but let’s start with a gem from this continent. 🙂

Galápagos: a long way to drive and hellish lagoon

Giant turtles, incredible beaches, penguins, volcanoes, seals, iguanas and blue-footed boobies. These words are what often comes to a mind when hearing about Galápagos, and it should not be surprising, as those are truthfully the icons of the Islands. The photos we’ve chosen, present a less known side of this destination. The first one is called Los Diablos Lagoon which means “the devil’s lagoon”. The second one shows the road on the Santa Cruz Island which goes towards Puerto Ayora, located on the other side of the Islands. We hope that our pictures will convince you even more to visit Galapagos! Tauri Travel will start selling tours to this destination around the May.

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popular destinations from a different perspective | Galapagos

Ibiza: hide in the cave if you don’t like parties

Ibiza is often associated with hippies, music, beautiful beaches, freedom and endless parties. However, for the fans of active holidays with a taste of an adventure, we recommend visiting Cova de Can Marça. The cave is mysterious, and a ticket for this attraction includes a short audio-visual show. You may also learn a lot about the history of the place. It’s a perfect alternative to just relaxing on the beach. The photo speaks for itself.

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popular destinations from a different perspective | Ibiza

Cusco and narrow charming passages

Cusco is a very cultural city located in the south part of Peru, often a starting point in getting to Machu Picchu. The main attractions of Cusco include a cathedral, Plaza de Armas and numerous museums. The photo we want you present you, show you a narrow passage on Cabra Kancha street. When visiting a new city, we recommend taking a walk outside the city centre to understand better a reality of people who live there. The second photo from Cusco presents an another passage, this time a more charming one.

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popular destinations from a different perspective | Cusco

Rio de Janeiro and a specific church

Sugarloaf Mountain, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer and Copacabana Beach are the most recognised icons of Rio de Janeiro. You might be surprised finding an another interesting spot which we consider unique. The church photographed below, Cathedral of Saint Sebastian (Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro) has an impressive architecture and inside look very specifically as well. The inspiration for this project was Mayan architectural style of pyramids. What is interesting, the church is enormous – it can accommodate 20,000 people at the same time.

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popular destinations from a different perspective | Rio de Janeiro

Iguazu falls: over the edge

Iguazu falls are located on the border of Argentina and Brazil. They are enormous and magnificent, and most photos present them this way. In our private collection, we found an interesting picture of this wonder of nature. A shot below shows Iguazu Falls from over their edge – in our opinion, such a landscape is also fascinating and beautiful. When visiting this location, you can choose several designated paths to admire the falls from many perspectives and sides. Iguazu National Park is undeniably a must-see place for the fans of South America.

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popular destinations from a different perspective | Iguazu falls

Ruins of Machu Picchu from a very close distance

Regarding the topic of the popular destinations from a different perspective, we couldn’t omit the most iconic place in Peru  – Machu Picchu. Photographers usually take shots of this place from a long distance. This trick allows capturing its majesty – such photos are indeed breathtaking. However, once you get to the ruins, there is still an ability to show off one’s talents. We present you a picture of the rubble from a very close distance so you can notice many details of the architecture.

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popular destinations from a different perspective | Machu Picchu

Popular destinations from a different perspective – a summary

This is our list of the popular destinations from a different perspective. Have you got your own? We would be pleased to feature your photo (of course with the credits) under this article. If you want to share your experience & pictures, please, write a comment or don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail at [email protected]

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